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PlantFiles: Bell Pepper
Capsicum annuum 'Lilac'

Family: Solanaceae (so-lan-AY-see-ee) (Info)
Genus: Capsicum (KAP-sih-kum) (Info)
Species: annuum (AN-yoo-um) (Info)
Cultivar: Lilac

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18-24 in. (45-60 cm)

18-24 in. (45-60 cm)

Sun Exposure:
Full Sun

Heat (Pungency):
Sweet (0 Scoville Units)

Fruit Shape:

Fruit Size:
Medium (4" to 6" in length)

Fruit Color:
Purple changing to red

Disease Resistance:
Unknown - Tell us

Seed Type:

Fresh (salsa, salads)

Other details:
Average Water Needs; Water regularly; do not overwater
Suitable for growing in containers

Soil pH requirements:
5.6 to 6.0 (acidic)
6.1 to 6.5 (mildly acidic)
6.6 to 7.5 (neutral)

Propagation Methods:
From seed; sow indoors before last frost

Seed Collecting:
N/A: plant does not set seed, flowers are sterile, or plants will not come true from seed

Days to Maturity:
Mid (69-80 days)
Late (more than 80 days)


1 positive
1 neutral
No negatives

Gardeners' Notes:

Neutral BronxBoy On Jan 30, 2008, BronxBoy from Lawrenceville, GA (Zone 7b) wrote:

I grew this pepper over the summer of 2007 and liked it. It was very productive but didn't get as colorful and large as I thought it would. But this could be due to the fact that I grew them in hay bales and this was my first time growing using this technique.

I will grow again in raised beds in 2008 and will revise this comment based upon my experiences

Positive Farmerdill On Mar 4, 2004, Farmerdill from Augusta, GA (Zone 8a) wrote:

This my favorite of lavender/purple bells. It holds its soft shade of lavender right up to ripening when it turns red.A 1991 intrduction from Northrup-King. Size is that of a standard blocky bell like California Wonder.


This plant has been said to grow in the following regions:

Lewes, Delaware
Augusta, Georgia
Lawrenceville, Georgia
Doniphan, Nebraska
North Augusta, South Carolina
Jackson, Tennessee
Radford, Virginia

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